Real Estate News Opendoor is in $62M worth of legal trouble: The Real Word This week, Byron Lazine discusses Opendoor's recent $62 million settlement of its legal troubles with the FTC plus a flawed study of DOM. In earnings twist, most real estate companies avoided the worst in Q2 Despite a quickly slowing market in the second quarter, many of the dozen or more real estate companies that posted earnings last week managed to turn a profit and stave off ruin. The shifting market is an opportunity. Here’s how to seize it. Committed, full-time agents should not feel threatened by a slowdown. It's an incredible opportunity to gain market share — so long as you take steps to prepare. Strengthen client relationships with these four easy-to-implement tips Here are four tips on how you can strengthen relationships with prospects and clients to ensure you are consistently providing them with value and a world-class experience. 5 tech trends to utilize for your next open house Tech isn’t supposed to be jazzy bells and whistles — it should be nearly invisible, and is there to support the buyer, the seller, us as agents, and the deal in general. 5 conversations you need to have with clients right now Use these scripts and reports to talk to your clients about navigating the shifting market The ultimate playbook for building real estate brand authority through YouTube It's tough to make your mark without a role model. Jimmy Burgess guides you as you follow the playbook of Calgary, Alberta Realtor Brad McCallum to YouTube success. Leverage the power of fintech to whip your wallet into shape Whether you're a new agent or a top producer, it takes planning and some smart tech tools to get your finances shipshape for the long haul. Let CFP Jordan Curnutt help you make these easy-to-use fintech tools part of your gameplan. Santander Bank sends homebuyers to Rocket Mortgage for loans The bank's website is set up to funnel homebuyers to RocketMortgage.com, where Santander customers are informed they're eligible for special loan pricing and a savings of $500 at closing. Keeping agents ‘out of orange jumpsuits’: 3 tips on blockchain One company prepares for a seismic shift to an entirely blockchain-based financial system for home transactions. Teresa Grobecker and Sheila Fejeran made their case at Inman Connect.